Modernism / Futurism
Paul Jenkins (July 12, 1923, Kansas, Missouri – June 9, 2012 Manhattan, NY)
Paul Jenkins, an artist originally associated with abstract expressionism, exhibits in his mature works a redefining of color, light and space on the canvas surface. Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1923, Jenkins worked as a teenager in a ceramics factory, where he was first exposed to color intensity and...
Jules Olitski New York, NY
Jules Olitski was born in Snovsk, Russia (now Shchors, Ukraine) on March 27, 1922. His father, Jevel Demikovsky, had been politically executed just before he was born. He was brought to the United States the following year by his mother and grandmother. His mother remarried three years later. He showed...
Charles Green Shaw New York, USA
Born in New York City, Charles Shaw became a significant figure in the history American abstract art. His work was noted for its clarity of form and architectural construction. In the later part of his life, he turned to Abstract Expressionism. Shaw was described as a "wealthy man-about-town, poet and...
Rolph Scarlett Rolph Scarlett was the first American artist selected to provide paintings alongside Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Rudolf Bauer for Solomon Guggenheim’s Museum of Non-objective Painting beginning in 1940. Throughout his life Scarlett wavered between representational*, geometric*, non-objective* and abstraction*, the latter representing his true voice and passion. His body...
Leighton Cram Leighton Cram was an obscure modernist painter in the tradition of Nettie Lazzell and Agnes Weinrich. He painted in and around Rockport, Massachusetts for most of his life and is noted for his cubist dissection of objects and landscape subjects in the composition. He studied with J.S. Ankeney and Charles...
David Davidovich Burliuk New York, USA
THE FATHER OF RUSSIAN FUTURISM David Burliuk was a central figure in the history of the Russian avant-garde movement as an accomplished poet, art critic, and exhibition organizer. “He was one of the world’s first hippies, and painted the words ‘I Burliuk’ on his forehead and stood on street corners...
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